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Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme

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Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme – one of the best ways to cook mushrooms! Mushrooms, bacon, thyme and cream create an excellent flavor combination: very savory, perfectly seasoned. This sauce makes a great accompaniment to grilled meats, chicken, pork, steaks, etc.

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I love easy recipes and this one is no exception.
Start by cooking mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet for about 3 minutes, flipping once. Do not salt mushrooms – this will ensure the mushrooms get caramelized:

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In the mean time, cook bacon, about 5 slices, (I cook it in the oven), drain the bacon from fat, chop the bacon into smaller bites, and add chopped, cooked bacon to the skillet:

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Add heavy cream, salt, snipped fresh thyme, bring everything to boil, then reduce to simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes for the flavors to blend. Remove from heat and add more salt if needed.  That’s it!  Your sauce is ready to be served!

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Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Bacon and Thyme


  • 1 tablespoon vegetables oil
  • 6 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms (without salting - to ensure they mushrooms get caramelized) and cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes flipping once.
  2. Add chopped cooked bacon to the skillet.
  3. Add heavy creamy, 1/8 teaspoon salt and snipped fresh thyme, bring to boil, stir, immediately reduce to simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes on very low heat for flavors to blend and sauce to reduce a bit. Taste and add more salt if needed.



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  • Mary Solberg September 25, 2016, 5:17 pm

    I was just wondering if you had the counts for calories, fat, protein and carbs. I’m making this right now! 🙂

    • Caitlyn September 27, 2016, 3:58 pm

      Mary, I’m not the author/creator but if you’re looking for nutrition information for any recipe, you can input the recipe into MyFitnessPal (you’ll have to create an account if you don’t have one) and it’ll tell you all the nutrition information you could want.

  • Delna March 3, 2017, 6:05 pm

    I love this recipe but tweak it a bit by adding cooked pasta — the kids love this !!

    • Julia March 11, 2017, 1:00 am

      Adding pasta is great with this kind of sauce! 🙂

  • Deebi27 July 12, 2017, 12:21 am

    Anything with mushrooms is a winner in this house Delna’s idea with the pasta works great with this house! Or over chicken or pork chops! I know this will be tried maybe on my next day off…I work 4 pm to 1 am!

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